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NOVA-Manassas Phi Theta Kappa chapter earns prestigious award

March 18, 2011

Students at the regional conference.

Members of the Alpha Iota Zeta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society recently attended the regional Phi Theta Kappa conference in Virginia Beach. The chapter is made up of students from the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College.

During the conference, the chapter won first place out of 40 Virginia chapters for “Distinguished Chapter Officer Team” and earned the opportunity to compete for an international award at the annual conference in April. President Angela Bryner of Front Royal will travel to Seattle to represent the chapter at the conference.

“This is a huge honor for our officers,” said chapter advisor Rebecca Hayes. “To win, they had to submit a report detailing all of the chapter’s work on the honors topic for the past year. Our chapter also earned four out of five stars for our honors project and chapter development. In addition, we received recognition for our work on the state community service project.”

Two of the chapter’s officers received special recognition. Vice President Kevin Mays of Culpeper and Secretary Brittany Shearer of Manassas were inducted into the Virginia Region Hall of Honor. The two students were nominated because of their service to the chapter.

Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education with 1,270 chapters on college campuses in the United States, Canada, Germany, the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the British Virgin Islands, the United Arab Emirates and U.S. territorial possessions. More than 2.5 million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 125,000 students inducted annually.

To learn more, contact Hayes at rhayes@nvcc.edu.

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